ICU and Emergency

P-wave Morphology and Ischemic Stroke

A recent study has found an association between baseline P-wave morphology and subsequent ischemic stroke risk. The study was led by Hooman Kamel,... Read more

What Can Doctors Ethically Do To Ease Suffering Of The Dying?

The death of a loved one is often an ordeal and a tragedy for those who witness it, as death is not merely the end of a life, but also the end... Read more

Critical Illness Raises Risk of Psychiatric Problems

Latest advances in medical care are enabling more patients to survive critical illness. However, based on a recent study, a person who has suffered... Read more

Significant Cost Savings with Early Palliative Care

A new study in Health Services Research reports that palliative care, if delivered early during hospitalisation, can play an important role in... Read more

Study: Physical Therapy Can Promote Early Mobility In ICU

Growing evidence shows that early mobilisation of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a safe and cost-effective strategy to improve... Read more

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What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

Zoom On Professor John B. West   Professor John B. West is a renowned respiratory physiologist and researcher. He joined the faculty of the University of California San Diego in 1969, where he still teaches first-year medical students. He is author of Respiratory physiology - the essentials, which has been translated into many languages, and is now... Read more

Nutrition is a cornerstone of recovery and rehabilitation in ICU patients, and the appointment of qualified dietitians can help to attain best results in a number of ways.Here we provide some of the key reasons to include a dietitian within your ICU team.1. Sensible guidelines: Having a dietitian on hand within the ICU is important towards forming and... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves a wide range... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up to 6 hours and... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero).1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC).1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with acute medical... Read more

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 James Scott

Prognosis Negative

THE HEALTH SECTOR’S CYBER -HYGIENE EPIDEMICNietzsche said, “All great things...

 Jorge Muniz

How Comics Play a Role in Medicine

Jorge Muniz is an internal medicine physician assistant, illustrator, and...

 Silvia Terraneo

Candida Spp. in the Respiratory Tract

A Real Causality With Worse Outcomes or Just a Marker of Severity? Candida...

 Uta Melzer

Confronting Risk

That the use of ionising radiation for medical purposes holds both tremendous...

 Girendra Sadera

A Librarian in the Critical Care Team

Knowledge about current research evidence is required by clinicians in...

 Estella M. Geraghty

Cancer Research Powered by Place: How Location and Health go Hand-in-Hand

Place matters. Everything we do happens somewhere and that place can offer...

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